David Wright (Barclays)

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Sir David Wright is the vice-chairman of Barclays.[1]

Wright earned a degree in History from Peterhouse College, Cambridge.[1]

Wright joined the the Diplomatic Service in 1966.[2] During his career, he worked as Private Secretary to the UK's Cabinet Secretary and also as Private Secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales.[3] He held the positions of British Ambassador in Korea (1990-1994) and Japan (1996-1999). He was Chief Executive of British Trade International (BTI) from 1999 to 2002.[2]

Wright was appointed vice chairman of Barclays Capital in June 2003. He became vice chairman of Barclays in January 2011.[3]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Sir David Wright , World Economic Forum, accessed 4 June 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Barclays Capital appoints Sir David Wright as Vice Chairman and announces retirement of Sir Leonard, Barclays Capital, 27 August 2002.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sir David Wright, BOAO Forum, accessed 4 June 2013.